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Who We Are

Andrew Gaines

Andrew’s background is in insurance and management consulting, having worked with clients in over 25 countries. Prior to starting DeRisk in 2006, Andrew worked in the insurance division of Credit Suisse in Switzerland and in the insurance practice at Accenture in the United Kingdom. Andrew holds an MBA from HEC Paris and a BA in Sociology summa cum laude from Pepperdine University, California.


Lisa Curtis

Lisa has a background in corporate strategy, private infrastructure finance, privatization, regulatory governance and private sector development in developing countries. She has worked with Bain & Co, Coopers & Lybrand (now PWC), Mercer Management Consulting, DfID and the World Bank’s Foreign Investment Advisory Service (FIAS). Lisa has an M.Phil and M.St. in Social Anthropology from Wolfson College, Oxford and an MA in English from Exeter College, Oxford. She was awarded a President’s Fellowship in Anthropology from Columbia University.


Oliver Karius

Oliver has a background in sustainable and socially responsible investment and corporate sustainability strategy in both developed and developing countries. He is also a partner at LGT Venture Philanthropy Foundation in Switzerland, responsible for the Africa investment portfolio. Previouly, Oliver founded and managed VantagePoint Global, worked for SAM Sustainable Asset Management, the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), F&C Investment Management (formerly ISIS) and MunichRe. Oliver holds an MSc in Global Environmental Change and Policy, Imperial College, UK and MSc (Dipl. Biol.) from Ludwig Maximilians University, Germany.

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